Not up to it: (stories for when we get successful)

In the beginning, everyone was there.
It seemed as if they’d support the cause all the way.
It seemed we had a hit.
No one could stop us, we were on top of the world.

We brought something fresh, so the world stopped and worshipped.
Days went by and the “new” became part of everyday life.
And then people started focussing on their usual routines.
All of a sudden, the world is a lonely place again.

How can people just look away when we’ve just started?
Maybe this wasn’t as much of a hit as I thought.
How can I be the only one who sees the potential of what this could be?
Questions, questioning the reason for starting all this is the first place.

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Then you realize, this is where the actual work really starts.
When all enthusiasm is gone, the discipline to see it through is all that’s needed.
The failure or success of everything depends on how much you push when you don’t feel like it.
Motivation lasts a few seconds, but determination defies all the obstacles.

Somedays you cry because there are no results at all.
Sometimes you close off because the pressure is hard to bear.
But you go again because you have a vision.
And you believe that once you see it through, you’ll have a great story.

So you keep going, even when you don’t feel like it.
You know the journey will be worth it in the end.


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